In the spring of 1977, a group of defectors from Peoples Temple gathered to organize against Jones. The group began a multi-pronged effort to expose what they saw as the excesses and abuses of Jim Jones and others in the Temple. Several of them were interviewed for the devastating expose of Jones by Marshall Kilduff entitled “Inside the Peoples Temple,” published in August 1977. Below are some of the primary documents produced by the Concerned Relatives along with responses from Peoples Temple from the Agricultural Project in Guyana. The transcripts for most of this material can be found at the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple site.
Accusation of Human Rights Violations by Rev. James Warren Jones against our Children and Relatives at the Peoples Temple Jungle Encampment in Guyana, South America – Transcript || Annotation || 89-4286-II20-II32
Exhibit C-1: Affidavit of Steven A. Katsaris – An Account of Some of My Experiences with People’s Temple Church when I Attempted to Visit My Daughter in Guyana – Transcript || Annotation || 89-4286-II1-38-46
Signatures of Petitioners for Elimination of Human Rights Violations in Guyana by Rev. James Jones – Transcript || Annotation || 89-4286-II1-60-64
Summary Listing of Relatives in Jonestown, Guyana – Transcript || Annotation || 89-4286-II1-66-67